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According to law enforcement, a 19 year old suspected of drunk driving ran a red light early Tuesday morning and crashed into an SUV, which flipped over and landed on top of a minivan. Five people were injured including two in serious condition.

A little after midnight, the driver of a Volkswagen Passat ran a red light in the intersection of Van Nuys and Victory and slammed into a Chevy Trailblazer, which in turn flipped over and landed on top of a minivan. Passengers of the minivan had to be extracted by firefighters using heavy equipment.

The driver has yet to be identified, but was allegedly speeding and under the influence of alcohol. A blood test was most likely conducted at the hospital where the driver is being treated and will aid law enforcement in identifying whether the 19 year old was a DUI driver.

Because the driver is under 21, they fall under California’s zero tolerance laws, and does not have to be driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% to be charged with a DUI.

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